Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

    I have always been a huge fan of Mexican folk art created for Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. This holiday is a celebration of the ancestors, a day for families to gather and clean the grave sites of the departed and to feast. Elaborate altars or ofrendas are […]

Fig and Cambozola Stuffed Pork Chops

  Fresh figs are easy to find right now in local markets.  California Mission, Brown Turkey, Kadota, Calimyrna and other varieties are sweet and juicy and ready to be devoured. I love figs, eaten in hand, made into a compote or as a sweet addition to a savory dish.  A sweet treat to serve over […]

Black Eyed Pea Salad with Orzo

  Black Eyed Peas. Not the band, although if you Google that term the first links that come  up are about Fergie and the boys. That’s OK, I like their sound. The black eyed peas I am writing about are the legumes found in almost every culture in the world. Here in America, black eyed peas were […]